Fiat’s first mid-size car for almost a decade was unveiled at the Istanbul motor show

Fiat has finally given us a look at its first mid-size car for almost a decade, with the unveiling of the Agea, the car that will replace the ancient (...)

Boom models include the Jeep Renegade (above), Renault’s Captur and the BMW X5

The once-troubled European car market has just posted its biggest sales rise in six years, with 1.166 million new cars sold in April.Now in its 20th c(...)

I grew up in an era when under-age petrolheads dreamed of getting a licence and owning a Peugeot 205 GTi or a Renault 5 GT Turbo. We were a simple (...)

The woman with 40 names: Cecilia McKitterick faced financial ruin, public exposure and likely imprisonment.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Tom Ruttle is to be buried in his family’s plot in Boolaglass, the townland near Askeaton, in Co Limerick, where he was brought up. His body was disco(...)

Cadets of Kiev’s new police patrol service training at Ukraine’s interior ministry academy. It is hoped this new wave of officers will be the start to police reform in Ukraine. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

In a sports hall echoing with shouted warnings, occasional giggles and the rasp of closing handcuffs, young Ukrainians lunge at each other with batons(...)

A driverless car during a press event this month in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA/Ennio Leanza

Many years ago – it must have been the late 1990s – I ran into a freelance Irish Times colleague in the office. He had just returned from Cannes, wher(...)

Porsche’s new, smaller Panamera will draw on the looks of this concept car

Porsche has plans not only for a four-door saloon smaller than the current Panamera, but is also plotting to take that model (so-far dubbed the Pajun,(...)

US Senator Bill Nelson shows off an airbag during a hearing last year of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on issues with Takata airbags.

Takata, the Japanese car component manufacturer plagued by safety problems with its airbags, on Tuesday agreed with US regulators to mount what could (...)

 Lillian Maguire and Raymond Maguire speaking to media outside Dublin Circuit Court  after Eric Wansboro (27) received a eight-and-a-half year jail sentence for dangerous driving, causing the death of their daughter Sinead. Photograph: Court Collins.

A man who was banned from the road after his dangerous driving caused the death of a back seat passenger and injured another passenger has received a(...)

Honda is to recall another 4.8 million cars globally to replace potentially fatal air bag inflators made by Japan’s Takata Corp, already at the cent(...)